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A Bachelor's degree, either B.A. or B.S., is expected for acceptance into dental school. Students may major in any subject, but the most common majors are Biological Sciences, Biochemistry or Chemistry due to the overlap between the degree requirements and entrance requirements for dental school. It is not possible to earn a degree in "pre-dentistry". All courses listed below must be completed prior to matriculation to the School of Dentistry, but it is not necessary to have completed all the courses listed prior to submitting an application for admission.

In addition, courses in genetics, immunology, and medical terminology are strongly recommended but not required.

All required predental courses must have letter grades; no courses taken on a Pass/Fail basis are accepted and credit by exam (such as AP or IB credit) is not accepted. Students interested in predental coursework at IU South Bend should contact the pre-health professions advisor Dr. Ann Grens, in the Department of Biological Sciences, soon after admission to IU South Bend to discuss an appropriate degree program. Send e-mail to or call (574) 520-4426.

The IU School of Dentistry sets admission and degree requirements for its programs; students seeking admission should refer to their website, for additional information.

Requirements (x credits)

All courses are 3 credit hours, unless otherwise designated.

Biological Sciences (20 cr.)
  • BIOL-L 101 Introduction to Biological Sciences 1 (5 cr.)
  • BIOL-L 102 Introduction to Biological Sciences 2 (5 cr.)
  • BIOL-L 211 Molectular Biology
  • BIOL-L 312 Cell Biology
  • MICR-M 310 Microbiology
  • MICR-M 315 Microbiology Laboratory (2 cr.)
  • PHSL-P 261 Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 (5 cr.)
  • PHSL-P 262 Human Anatomy and Physiology 2 (5 cr.)

Chemistry (21 cr.)
  • CHEM-C 105 Principles of Chemistry I
  • CHEM-C 106 Principles of Chemistry II
  • CHEM-C 125 Experimental Chemistry I (2 cr.)
  • CHEM-C 126 Experimental Chemistry II (2 cr.)
  • CHEM-C 341 Organic Chemistry Lectures 1
  • CHEM-C 342 Organic Chemistry Lectures 2
  • CHEM-C 343 Organic Chemistry Laboratory 1 (2 cr.)
  • CHEM-C 484 Biomolecules and Catabolism

English (3 cr.)
  • ENG-W 131 Reading, Writing, and Inquiry I

Physics (10 cr.)

Select one of the following sequences:

Sequence 1

  • PHYS-P 201 General Physics 1 (5 cr.)
  • PHYS-P 202 General Physics 2 (5 cr.)

Sequence 2

  • PHYS-P 221 Physics 1 (5 cr.)
  • PHYS-P 222 Physics 2 (5 cr.)

Academic Bulletins

PDF Version

2017-2018 Campus Bulletin
2016-2017 Campus Bulletin
2015-2016 Campus Bulletin
2014-2015 Campus Bulletin

Please be aware that the PDF is formatted from the webpages; some pages may be out of order.